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CDC Links 13 Deaths To Toxic Paint-Stripping Chemical
2012-02-25 06:35:59

Federal health officials issued a warning Friday against the use of a common paint-stripping chemical for the purpose of refinishing bathtubs after studies linked it to 13 deaths during the past 11 years. The deaths, which took place in 10 states from 2000 through 2011, each occurred in a residential bathroom that was lacking adequate ventilation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weekly report. The deaths were linked to 10 different products containing...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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